Undergraduate degree programmes and courses

LSE is a centre for the study of the social sciences and this is reflected in its Language Centre.

Our courses focus on language and society, encouraging you to learn how to use language in the contexts you would like to live, study and work in. We teach people to speak languages, but also teach about language (socio-linguistics/intercultural communication) and offer a range of courses on literature and society. Our joint degrees provide more formal pathways to study with us.

At LSE we study social phenomena and human behaviour. We teach the language needed to understand these things in different contexts and different countries.

Dr Neil McLean, Director LSE Language Centre

BSc programmes

BSc International Relations and Chinese

The aim of this new joint honours programme is to develop graduates who are able to combine theoretical and applied knowledge of International Relations as a discipline, and of China as a global power, with linguistic proficiency in Mandarin and competence in navigating Chinese and international settings relevant to diplomacy, international organisations and corporations.

BSc Language, Culture and Society

This new programme combines the study of social and cultural theory, identity and cultural forms with the development of advanced language skills. Students can choose one of five modern languages: French; German; Mandarin; Russian or Spanish.

Degree courses as part of an undergraduate degree

Most undergraduate degree programmes outside of the Language Centre allow students to take an option. You will have some compulsory courses to take as part of your degree programme but in some years, if not all, you can choose one or two options. Not all programmes allow this so check your degree regulations.